I also have to wonder if this is the wisest route selection? By this I mean, from what I understand Hawaiian flights are usually packed with either low yeild passengers or those cashing in frequent flier miles. Given DL
's financial condition, wouldn't it make more sense to use this B763ER, which is configured for international service, on a new or expanded international route that may have higher yeilds? DL
keeps stating that it is going to focus on international expansion because it is more profitable. We have seen a good amount of growth here, but while they have reduced some domestic flying, they also seem to continue to focus on the high-volume, low-yeild leisure markets, like Flordia and Hawaii. Not saying it is wrong, but just wonder if they are passing up opportunities for a higher yeilding route?